06/08/2018 First LTM 1450-8.1 mobile crane delivered to Asia –Set Win Group delighted with its Liebherr 450-tonne machine
- The Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1 mobile crane constricted sites in Hong Kong
- VarioBase® and VarioBallast® open up a whole new range of possible uses
- Set Win Group is also investing in an LTM 1500-8.1
The Set Win Group took delivery of its new LTM 1450-8.1 mobile crane during the Liebherr Customer Day at Hong Kong. Managing Directors Alan and Raymond Kan are delighted with the new flagship in their fleet: "The LTM 1450-8.1 exceeds our expectations. It was the right decision at the right time."
Liebherr first unveiled the LTM 1450-8.1 at the Bauma in Munich in 2016. At the same time, Set Win had also reached the decision to expand its range of services and purchase an 8-axle crane. Alan Kan remembers: "Very little was known at the time about the LTM 1450-8.1. We knew that it would have a long boom and that the overall concept was relatively simple. We trusted Liebherr to develop a great product and invested in it. The final design and lifting capacities exceeded our expectations!"
Hong Kong is among the most densely populated cities in the world and is famous for having lots of skyscrapers. The 85 metres telescopic boom and the simple, time-saving set-up concept of the 8-axle crane are therefore very important for Set Win. The LTM 1450-8.1 will tackle work including tower crane assembly, hoisting work for steel structures and prefabricated concrete parts as well as the installation of air conditioning systems and generators on skyscraper roofs. "VarioBase® and VarioBallast® have proven even more useful in practice than we initially thought. These systems open up a whole new range of possible uses", says Alan Kan. "Another advantage of the crane is that not only can it be ballasted at the front, but also at the rear end of the undercarriage. That makes things significantly easier on constricted sites."
Set Win has a fifty-strong workforce and 25 cranes. Twenty of these cranes bear the Liebherr name. The fleet will be expanded again in the middle of this year with a new LTM 1500-8.1. "The two Liebherr 8-axle cranes will supplement each other and form an unbeatable pairing", says Alan Kan. "We trust in Liebherr because we can rely on excellent service here in Hong Kong. Service engineers are available at all times and the main spare parts are in stock. The staff are very helpful. Furthermore, the resale value of Liebherr cranes is higher than other makes."